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In assessing the current political situation in Sudan and the prospects for stability, Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi referred to the need to follow a new approach that is at once democratic and inclusive of all political factions
The relations between Germany and Egypt, who had only just agreed on cooperation in the Berlin declaration, slumped
Women from all corners of Egypt, and the world, gathered in Alexandria to conclude the Egyptian Women Empowerment project.
With Ministry of Interior officials treating him “like they were God” and negligence from the US government, Soltan has been on hunger strike for over 420 days
The multi-billion dollar new administrative hub started a debate among urban planners on the real price and revenue Egyptians are to make
By Jonathan Moremi In a surprise move of transparency the German government has disclosed a list of all the arms exports from Germany since 2002. The socialist left party Die Linke had demanded to know what arm sales had received clearance by the governments of both the social democrat Gerhard Schröder and his successor Angela …
Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says
Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives
Peace eludes nation in a rocky political transition
Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda makes huge development strides
The court, ruling in April 2012, found Mr Taylor guilty of five counts of crimes against humanity, five counts of war crimes and one count of other serious violations of international humanitarian law perpetrated by Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, who he supported.
Office of Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto responds to Egyptian op-ed, defends benefits of formalisation in developing economies like Egypt
Despite challenges, Mauritania’s democracy deepens
Under-Secretary-General Kandeh Yumkella is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. His job is to mobilise global commitments and partnerships to, among others, promote clean energy economy and generate jobs. Prior to his appointment, Mr Yumkella had served as director-general of the UN …
Tim Wall takes a closer look at issues facing the continent, including climate change, immigration, financial system stability and development models, and how they are being tackled
By Luis Martinez When the Gaddafi regime was toppled in 2011, it left behind a security vacuum. Rather than a national police force, army or security service, powerful regional militias have taken over management of their own territories and the security of the people residing there. The visceral refusal by the regions to obey …
Fibre-optics could leap-frog Africa into the future
Building on the spirit of their 2007 Joint Strategy, Africa and the European Union will discuss as equal partners how to deepen cooperation under these three areas.
Success story is grabbing global attention
The following is the second of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. The first part, published yesterday, addressed the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, below, deals …
The following is the first of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. The first part, below, addresses the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, dealing with the …
African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report
By Michael Fleshman For tens of millions of people in rural Africa, life has gotten harder in recent years. Reliant on erratic rains, working exhausted soil and hobbled by decades of underinvestment and neglect, many have sunk deeper into poverty as agriculture — the mainstay of the region’s economy — continues to face neglect. A …
The Freedoms Committee in the Press Syndicate hosted a press conference on Sunday evening titled Freedom for the Brave. There, eleven youth groups signed a statement condemning the illegal detention of 22,000 people, many of them youth, who were arbitrarily arrested and are facing human rights violations in police stations and prisons. Khalid Abdel Hamid, …
For his four-country trip to the Sahel in November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon adopted as his motto an African saying: “One hand cannot tie a bundle.” His guests agreed.
Africa renewal first published this feature on the late South African Leader Nelson Mandela highlighting the renowned figure’s life and tribulations. In commemoration of the “African Tiger’s” exceptional life, Daily News Egypt is republishing this ode to a great man.
Increase in maritime piracy in particularly West Africa is having a severe impact on countries in the region that are losing lives, property and revenues. Experts believe the situation could get out of control.
Belly dancing is one of the most fascinating styles of dance in Egypt. Cairo is known as the global capital of belly dancing. Following the increasing appearance of foreign belly dancers in Egypt’s nightclubs and casinos, the Daily News Egypt looks at the belly dancing industry in Egypt and learns about the different techniques and styles of belly dancing. Considering the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in Egyptian politics, some are concerned that belly dancing might become more restricted in Egypt. Belly dancers, though, have faith that their profession will continue to grow.
A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition